Civil Air Patrol Fast Facts

  • More than 56,000 members
  • The official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force
  • Eight geographic regions, 52 wings, 1,500 units in all
  • National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., with 100 support staff
  • World’s largest fleet (530) of single-engine, piston aircraft
  • Nation’s most extensive communications network
  • 1,000 emergency services vehicles
  • Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation

The Civil Air Patrol is of significant value to your community, and especially to the youth 12-21 years of age. The emergency services that the Civil Air Patrol youth and adult members participate in are:

  • Performs 90 percent of nation’s inland search and rescue, 75 lives on average saved per year
  • Aerial reconnaissance for Homeland Security
  • Disaster relief and damage assessment
  • Transport for time-sensitive medical materials
  • Counter-narcotic missions    

For the youth in the Mansfield area the Civil Air Patrol offers aerospace education and cadet programs that:

  • Develops leadership skills in youth
  • Develops youth into responsible citizens
  • Develops character in youth
  • Inspires in youth a love of aviation and space
  • Introduces youth to aerospace careers
  • Motivates youth for academic success